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Role of Uniformed Services

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Assignment 1: Uniformed Services There are many Public Services and they all have different roles and responsibilities: Police Fire Ambulance Armed Forces RAF Prison Service Customs & Excise Coast Guard 1. Outline the roles, purposes and responsibilities of two named uniformed public service organizations. (P1) Purpose: Why the service exists. What there objectives are. Mission statements e.g. Defense mission. Statements of purpose. Legislation. The purposes of the RAF: * To carry out the defence mission. * To deliver effective air power wherever and whenever needed, including: * Combat Frontline Aircraft * Transport * Reconnaissance The role of the RAF is to provide aerial power, whether in the form of transport aircraft, fighter aircraft or just surveillance aircraft. All of the RAF's aircraft operate out of air bases situated around the UK. They are defended by the RAF's own soldiers, the RAF regiment. The RAF also carries out humanitarian missions i.e. providing food/water for disaster stuck areas and helping out in mountain rescue missions, they also offer peacekeeping and defence strategies. All of the Armed forces have responsibilities and they are under the command of the MOD (Ministry Of Defence), this is a Government department. The purpose of the Police is to uphold the law fairly and firmly: to prevent crime; to pursue and bring to justice those who break the law; to keep the Queen's peace; to protect, help and reassure the community: and to be seen to do all this with integrity, common sense and sound judgement. Must be compassionate, courteous and patient, acting without fear or favour or prejudice to the rights of others. ...read more.

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Police forces strive to ensure that harassment, prejudice and bullying do not occur. Forces have clear policies and procedures in place to deal with individuals that fall below the high standards set by the police. Source: http://www.devon-cornwall.police.uk/v3/recruit/apply/condserv.htm A job in the RAF is also very diverse, you can be sitting around talking with friends and the next minute called into a fighting situation, the career prospects can be very rewarding but the working hours can be very un-sociable. There are advantages and disadvantages to working in the police force: Advantages: * Learn new jobs, such as electrician etc. * Earn qualifications such as degrees etc. * Cheap food and accommodation. * Good pension. * Free medical and dental care. Disadvantages: * Can be a dangerous job. * Un-sociable hours. * Can be lonely, depending on job. Contract When you join the RAF you sign a contract. This details things like your working hours and holiday entitlement. The details of the contract will vary from job to job, but will cover the same things; working hours, holiday entitlement, pay and so on. The terms and conditions are very good for all roles in the RAF, and some aspects such as leave and pensions are better than you may get from many civilian employers. Most of the RAF's employees work a five-day week and have weekends and evenings off. If you have to work evenings or weekends, you will get the equivalent time off. All RAF personnel receive 30 days' paid leave, plus the 8 public holidays. Minimum length of service Once you've completed your initial training, you sign up for a minimum length of service. ...read more.

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regeneration of local communities * Dealing with truants, graffiti, abandoned vehicles, litter, missing persons enquiries * Helping to support victims * Assisting with house to house enquiries * Involvement in patrolling major public events and ceremonials * Helping to control crowds * Protecting the public from security threats Depending on your role, you may also be given police powers, including: * The power to detain someone pending the arrival of a constable * The power to direct traffic and remove vehicles * The power to issue fixed penalty notices in relation to a range of anti-social behaviours Traffic Warden Enforce traffic regulations and ensure free flow of traffic. Ensure safe road conditions for traffic and pedestrians. Traffic Warden Supervisor Provide supervision of the Traffic Warden service. Traffic Warden Manager Provide leadership and management of the Traffic Warden service. Special constables Each of the 43 police forces in England and Wales has its own Special Constabulary. As a Special Constable you will have the same powers as a regular officer and wear a similar uniform. You can expect to enjoy a variety of roles. You might be solving a particular problem or supporting a particular locality. Your duties as a special constable could include among the following: * Foot patrol working in schools to talk about safety and crime * Assisting in the event of accidents, fights and fires road safety initiatives * House to house enquiries * Helping safeguard public safety and security at local or major events presenting evidence in court * 'Hotspot' operations to tackle underage drinking, criminal damage and nuisance/public order * Offering crime prevention advice and promoting property marketing initiatives ?? ?? ?? ?? Ben Whitehead Uniformed Services Assignment 1 1 ...read more.

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